FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Kelly, Media Relations
CoPilot® Truck GPS Navigation Apps Report Strong Sales across all Mobile Platforms
Truck-specific GPS navigation apps prove hugely popular for Android Smartphones and Tablets, iPhone, iPad 3G, Windows Mobile Smartphones, rugged handhelds, PNDs, and laptops
Louisville, Kentucky – March 31, 2011 – ALK Technologies Inc., the leading developer of truck-specific routing, mileage and mapping software today announced that its voice-guided, truck-specific GPS navigation app has experienced strong sales across multiple mobile platforms, since CoPilot Truck v8’s launch less than a year ago.
“With the increase in popularity and wide choice of mobile devices now available, it’s even more important to ensure professional drivers have access to dependable truck-specific turn-by-turn navigation,” said Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director, CoPilot Solutions, ALK Technologies.
According to a study conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Highway Administration, the average cost per non-fatal injury crash is greater than $195,000. With new regulations focused on commercial vehicle safety, drivers are looking for ways to improve safety compliance and avoid expensive crash costs and accidents altogether.
Designed specifically for professional drivers, CoPilot Truck calculates safe and reliable truck-legal routes based on vehicle size and load type, helping drivers improve efficiency, reduce fuel costs and out-of-route mileage. It is the only navigation solution to offer industry standard street-level ALK Digital Maps™ of the U.S. and Canada, enhanced with PC*MILER® truck-specific attributes.
Additional truck-specific benefits include:
- Avoids low bridge clearances and weight/height/width-restricted roads
- Avoids Hazmat or flammable materials-restricted roads
- Commercial Truck routing options include: Practical, Shortest, 53’/102” Trailer or Twins, National Network and Toll Avoidance
- Truck-specific POIs including weigh stations, CAT Scales, rest areas, truck stops and truck service facilities
- Generate state mileage logs to provide an accurate record for billing and tax calculation
“The CoPilot Professional GPS navigation application has seen tremendous growth with over 250,000 professional drivers worldwide, and we’re thrilled to now see demand of CoPilot Truck’s unique truck-specific navigation solution rise among the leading mobile platforms,” Kornhauser adds. “We are particularly encouraged by the rapid adoption from Android Smartphone and Tablet customers.”
CoPilot Truck is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store, Android Market and via www.copilotlive.com.
About ALK Technologies
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK’s award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK’s PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.